New Voices is an annual composer support scheme raising the profile of some of the most talented and exciting new voices in the UK today.


New Voices 2018

Introducing a new series of articles mapping the last fifty years of new music in the UK

Composers or sound artists based in or born in the UK are invited to join the British Music Collection. Scroll down to find out more...
Photo: Na'ama Zisser, London-based composer featured in the British Music Collection.



"Through our installation we invited visitors to listen to five pieces, while sitting at our musical dining table."

Sloth Racket - 'Shapeshifters' (Cath Roberts) | Live at the Vortex, London, May 2016

"I see improvisation as instant (usually collaborative) important form of musical communication..."

"The British Music Collection doesn’t discriminate; anything goes – see for yourself…"

"I had so much fun and felt so at home in this music... I knew immediately this was a music scene I wanted to be a part of."

Martin Butler 2

"It felt experimental: seeing what would happen if I subjected strongly iconic musical ideas to somewhat mechanical, ‘alien’ treatments and procedures."

Kay Grant voice June 2016

"There are always times – in conversation as well as in improvisation – when the best response is silence..."

"All I know is there’s a reason musicians and composers shouldn’t talk." 


The Custodians

"Improvisation to me is a journey each time, that is followed by a memory"

Marios and Maxim in a garden

Oxford Philharmonic's Marios Papadopoulos brings New Music to one of the world’s oldest Universities